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    Re: What kind of keyboard do you use?

    I've got a Qpad MK-50 mechanical (MX Reds). I was using a dirt cheap keyboard before I decided to treat myself and see what all the fuss was about. So far I'm pretty satisfied with it. As for my...
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    Re: Web Developers: Share Your Setup

    When I was using Windows I used Notepad2 and thought things couldn't get any better. Now, if you put me in front of a Windows machine to do web developing I'd go insane :)

    Geany is my weapon of...
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    Re: Xubuntu Appreciation Thread

    I switched a few months ago as yet another Gnome 3 / Unity refugee. After trying a few alternative DE's I settled with Xfce, set it up like my old Gnome 2 desktop and I've been a happy user. I really...
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    Poll: Re: Thunderbolt-Useful or Not

    I'm not sold on Thunderbolt either. Do we really need yet another cable?

    As I understand, it's basically an external PCIe slot. I suppose a potential use for it could be to finally be able to...
  5. Re: Microsoft forces fragmentation - DirectX 11.1 exclusive to W8

    There are also other programs like IE and WMP that were limited to certain versions of Windows, as well as games like Age of Empires III and Halo 2 (both produced by MS, funny enough). I wonder if...
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    Re: Thunar Tabs (They're a comin')

    This is excellent news. The lack of tabs was a deal breaker when I moved to Xfce and after trying other FM's I held on to Nautilus and am currently using Nemo.

    I'll definitely be looking forward...
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    Re: Best Music Player

    I used Audacious for a long time but recently switched to Exaile.

    I don't have a huge music collection so never saw the need for a fully decked out jukebox application. I just scroll through my...
  8. Re: A petition to the Gnome Developers : Make Gnome Customisable Out of the Box again

    I wouldn't bother if I were you. If Linus Torvalds himself couldn't change their minds then I doubt there's much us mere mortals can do.

    I suggest moving to another DE. I switched to Xfce and it...
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    Re: Are you ready to fork out $40 for windows 8

    No thanks.

    I only recently (and reluctantly) upgraded my XP partition to 7 (and before that, I tearfully said goodbye to Win2000) just to make sure future games will run fine and make the most of...
  10. Re: Not a slice, I want the whole Raspberry Pi ...

    I ordered mine on the 6th of June, along with a case, power lead and an 8GB SD Card with Debian pre-loaded. The total came up to around 50. I'm still eagerly waiting.

    I don't have any grand plans...
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    Re: Worst mistake

    With my first computer, I remember coming across weird files with the Windows logo on that had no programs associated to open with so I deleted them. Duh. I also thought an application was all...
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    [SOLVED] Re: gedit has lost search options

    Glad to have helped :) It took me a while to figure it out myself. I still miss the old Find dialogue box and the ability to use the scroll wheel to move between tabs.

    The GNOME devs move in...
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    [SOLVED] Re: gedit has lost search options

    I don't know if this is too late a reply, but the advanced search settings are available, you need to right-click in the search field to get them.
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    Re: 2012 - What OS do you use?

    Main comp: Ubuntu 11.04 / Windows 7. Windows is just for games.
    My laptop: Ubuntu 11.04 / Windows 7. Windows is there just in case or if I lend it to someone who 'needs' it, but I've never had to...
  15. Re: Annoyance 1: Why can't the gsm suppliers write halfway decent PC software

    I agree completely. I've got a Galaxy SII but Kies refuses to connect to it via USB which is the only way to upgrade the firmware. The software is also slow to start up and uses some ugly custom...
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    Re: How did you switch to Linux?

    I first heard about linux around 2001 and tried it around 2002 when I was about 15. I think the distro was Red Hat 5. I was overwhelmed by the differences and couldn't Google the problems away...
  17. Poll: Re: How many Computers do you have and what OS is on each one ?

    I've got 4 in use and a few others that I haven't decided what to do with.

    1) Main comp: Phenom II X4 - Ubuntu 11.04 / Windows 7
    2) Laptop: Athlon II - Ubuntu 11.04 / Windows 7
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    Re: Most hated/overused computer buzzword?

    I think the main reason I dislike the term is because the forums I usually browse - The Steam forums - has the question asked so many times I've developed some sort of pavlovian aversion against it....
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    Re: Most hated/overused computer buzzword?

    Definitely cloud.

    Gaming also has its share of buzzwords I hate:

    Hacker - Referring to people who use cheat programs. They're cheaters FFS. Calling them hackers just makes them think...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Print dialogue only shows Print to File


    I tried deleting/re-adding my printer again and I swear I didn't do anything different, but I'm now able to print from Firefox. Adobe Reader also sees my printer properly. But all...
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    Re: Things that you hate in Ubuntu

    There's just one thing I hate which is probably more to do with GNOME - the lack of window focus stealing prevention. It's becoming increasingly irritating and using CCSM's focus stealing settings...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Disable nouveau

    You can edit the modprobe blacklist file (terminal: gksu gedit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf) and add these entries at the bottom:

    blacklist vga16fb
    blacklist nouveau
    blacklist rivafb...
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    [SOLVED] Print dialogue only shows Print to File

    I had a previous problem with CUPS but I think I managed to get it fixed. I've come across another problem - whenever I print, be it from Firefox, Chome, Gedit, evince or anything that brings up the...
  24. [ubuntu] Re: CUPS hates me. Won't update, uninstall or reinstall

    I think I managed to sort it out, but the method was a bit extreme - After getting nowhere and losing my patience, I basically beat CUPS into submission by running the gnome-search-tool as root,...
  25. [ubuntu] Re: CUPS hates me. Won't update, uninstall or reinstall

    Well, after deleting the config files I tried the usual things but the problem seemed to still be there. But on running sudo apt-get update and sudo apt-get dist-upgrade the updates seemed to be...
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